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Lead a Healthy Lifestyle: 5 Reasons to Start Running Now

Published on:March 14, 2015

Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
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Do you need some motivation to start running? Check out these five running benefits that improve your life, mentally and physically.

1. Boost Memory

Running boosts memory function, problem solving and decision making. As you run, extra blood is pumped into your brain, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to your brain. This helps your brain perform at maximum efficiency. Active quotes Thomas Crook, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and memory researcher: "Cardiovascular health is more important than any other single factor in preserving and improving learning and memory."

2. Feel Good

WebMD explains how improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of running regulary. As you run, your body releases endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that activate the body’s opiate receptors, reducing the sensation of pain. Endorphins promote an euphoric sensation within the brain and body that can last for hours.

3. Stress Less

Throughout research, How Stuff Works found that in many studies, regular runners generally claim to be happier from feeling good and looking good. A happier and healthier lifestyle leads to less stress mentally and physical. Endorphins, as mentioned above, play a huge role in reducing stress.

4. Prevent Disease

Dr. Mercola, the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer, has reviewed over 300 randomized controlled trials, comparing the effects of medicine and exercise on certain diseases. Research found no detectable differences between physical activity and medications to prevent diseases such as heart disease and prediabetes. Read more about how running and exercise in general can help prevent disease and promote wellness.

5. Live Longer

Endless studies have shown that running, or any type of physical activity, promotes longevity. Health at US News explains that there is now evidence that suggests running can change the way DNA behaves. In just a 20-minute workout, DNA appears to develop, allowing muscles to work more efficiently.

Whether you are running a mile a day or training for a marathon, running improves mental and physical health. Stress less, feel good about yourself and even live longer by starting to run now!


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